Thursday, December 3, 2009

Abigail Folger

Abigail Folger - an heiress to a coffee fortune and a victim of the Manson Family. Born in 1943, Abigail was the great-great-granddaughter of J. A. Folger, the founder of Folgers Coffee. Until 1967, two years before hear death, she lived the rather cloistered life of an upper-class San Fransisco debutante. Then, she decided to move to New York, where she got a job in a bookstore and met Wojciech Frykowski, a friend of the novelist Jerzy Kosinsky. They started to date, and soon moved to Los Angeles, where Folger got involved in charity work and in the Los Angeles 'beautiful people' countercultural scene. Befriending Sharon Tate, wife of Roman Polanski, she started to bcome a frequent visitor to the Polanski's house where, on 8 August 1969, several members of Charles Manson's 'family'-styled cult attacked the Polanski residence, killing several people. Abigail Folger and Wijciech Frykowski were among the victims.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Abi Titmuss

Abi Titmuss - an English personality with a storied career being famous. Starting out as a nurse, Abi Titmuss branched out into other pursuits after becoming involved with TV presenter John Leslie. Adept at exploiting Britain's tabloids, Titmuss saw her fame increase after a sex tape featuring Leslie went public. Commenting on the sex tape, Titmuss said, "I'm not like those glamour girls who say: 'I'm really dirty, I'm really bad', then just pose around. I really am dirty and bad - I love sex." Appearing as a page three girl and appearing on the cover of men's magazines (an amazing 38 times in 2004 and 2005), Titmuss has also appeared as a TV presenter and a reality show mainstay, co-authoring a book about sexual fantasies and releasing her own memoirs. Shockingly, she's slated to play Lady Macbeth in a reputable production of Macbeth.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Abigail Breslin

Abigail Breslin - an American actress known for a precocious seriousness in the profession. Born in 1996, Abigail's first major role was in M. Night Shyamalan's Signs, where she experienced the horrors of being Mel Gibson's on-screen daughter. By far her most acclaimed role was in the film Little Miss Sunshine, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (due to the fact that child actors are never seen as main actors for whatever reason). The recent announcement that she would play Helen Keller in a Broadway revival of The Miracle Worker caused some controversy in that a deaf or blind actress was not considered for the role.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawānanakoa

Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawānanakoa – by some definitions, the current claimant to the throne of Hawai'i. This is all very confusing. Of course, Hawai'i was once a monarchy, before its abundance of fruit made it necessary for the United States to colonise it. The last Queen of Hawai'i was Liliuokalani in 1893. She was deposed; however, she did have kids, which means her line carries on. The confusing part is that there was a split in the line later on, and now there are two claimants, both named Abigail as it turns out. I don't think either are technically claimants, as neither describes herself as 'Queen on Hawai'i', but the Abaigail in question has done a lot to restore the old Hawaiian palace and continues to be a bit of a figurehead for people who see Hawai'i as a place with a distinct heritage.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Abigail Deveraux

Abigail Deveraux – a character on the American soap opera Days of Our Lives. Abby was born in 1992 but, as can so easily happen in soap operas keen to overcome that annoying 'preteen' age, suddenly gained three years in order to be played by teenager Ashley Benson. In the context of the show, Abby was born to Jack Deveraux and Jennifer Horton, members of two of the mainstay Days families. Growing up in Salem, Africa and Ireland before moving to London (where she currently is), Abby has had a rather dramatic life, suffering from anemia, and having her father die twice (only to be reborn, as also happens a lot on soap operas).


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